Today in rock history

Born today in 1945, Tony Hicks?guitarist with The Hollies.

Born today in 1950 William ?Billy? Gibbons?songwriter, singer and guitarist with ZZ Top.

Today in 1966, Jimi Hendrix released his first single, “Hey Joe”

Today 1970, CCR had five singles and five albums certified Gold. The singles were: “Down on the Corner”, “Lookin’ Out My Back Door”, “Travelin’ Band”, “Bad Moon Rising” and “Up around the Bend”. The albums were “Cosmo’s Factory”, “Willy and the Poor Boys”, “Green River”, “Bayou Country” and “Creedence Clearwater Revival”

Today in 1989, Billy Joel went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Stormfront”.

Died today in 2001 Stuart Adamson, songwriter, singer and guitarist with Big Country, aged 43.

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